HC Deb 22 July 1908 vol 193 cc76-7
MR. J. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the unsuitable character of some of the papers set for boys under thirteen years of age who are nominated for cadetships at Osborne; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter.


The papers set to the boys selected for the qualifying examination for entry to Osborne are prepared by the Oxford and Cambridge Examinations Board. In the opinion of the Admiralty, there is nothing to warrant the suggestion that they are of an unsuitable character.

MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

asked if one question put to a boy was not to describe the character and appearance of the lady who would make the best wife for a man.


was understood to reply that that was not a question set for boys nominated for cadetships. It was a question set for an essay as to what would be the proper line of conduct at an interview.